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20-01-2017 21:13


Brady Clough, photo: Ondřej Tomšů

Prague-based US entrepreneur Brady Clough: It is not practical for the US to try and go it alone

20-01-2017 15:13 | Daniela Lazarová

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is at the center of media attention world-wide. What kind of leader will he turn out to be and how will his presidency impact European and world affairs? Those are questions that not just Czechs, but people around the globe are asking themselves. American entrepreneur Brady Clough has lived and worked in the Czech Republic since 1993.   More

Current Affairs

Donald Trump, photo: CTK

Czech connection and Zeman support could smooth early interaction with Trump presidency: Hynek Kmoníček

20-01-2017 10:33 | Chris Johnstone

If you’re looking for a Czech who probably has a good take on what the Donald Trump presidency has in store it’s the director of president Miloš Zeman’s foreign affairs office, Hynek Kmoníček. He took up that post after stints as Czech ambassador to India, Australia, and the United Nations. And Kmoníček is the hot tip to become the next Czech ambassador in Washington, likely taking up the post within a few weeks.   More

Donald Trump Jr., photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0

Trump’s ‘Czech kids’ could be an asset in relations with US, say Czech supporters

20-01-2017 14:49 | Jan Velinger

In the Czech Republic, much has been made of the new US president’s Czech connections, given his former marriage to socialite and businesswoman Ivana Trump (formerly Zelníčková) from 1977 to 1991. Together they had three children who have now become household names – Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka – and of course Donald Jr. speaks fluent Czech. The hope is that this and other factors could be assets when it comes to Czech-US relations.  More


Photo: Ondřej Tomšů

Filmmaker Jan Kaplan shares his memories and photographs of the famous author Bohumil Hrabal

19-01-2017 15:06 | Daniela Lazarová

An exhibition of photographs of the internationally renowned author Bohumil Hrabal is currently on show at Lucerna Café in Prague. The collection of photos was taken by the Czech-born documentary filmmaker and photographer Jan Kaplan, based in London,...  More


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Debate develops over direction of Czech health care sector

18-01-2017 12:23 | Chris Johnstone

Health looks set to be one of the political battlegrounds in upcoming Czech elections scheduled to take place in October. Some of the lines are already being drawn and that’s just between the two leading government parties, the Social Democrats, and ANO. And while the Czech healthcare system appears to be functioning pretty well, there are clear signs of strain and questions about where future financing will come from and whether the tried and tested framework should stay the same.   More

In Focus

Illustrative photo: Štěpánka Budková

Czechs borrow to widen vocabulary

17-01-2017 15:07 | Ruth Fraňková

How has the Czech language developed over the past four decades? What expressions do we borrow from other languages and which words have fallen into oblivion? These are just some of the question I asked Martin Prošek, the head of the Institute of the...  More

One on One

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Commentator Daniel Anýž: Zeman set to dominate Czech-US relations during Trump presidency

16-01-2017 14:25 | Ian Willoughby

What will Donald Trump’s presidency mean for Czech-US relations? And is his ex-wife Ivana really in line to become American ambassador to Prague? Ahead of Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Friday I discussed those questions and much more with Daniel Anýž, a well-known commentator on Czech-US affairs who was based in Washington for several years.  More

Sunday Music Show

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Zuzana Růžičková: overcoming the odds to world acclaim

15-01-2017 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

In today’s edition of Sunday Music Show we mark the 90th birthday of Zuzana Růžičková, one of the world’s leading harpsichordists. Despite enduring three concentration camps as well as Communist persecution, Zuzana Růžičková pursued her dream of becoming...  More

Czech Books

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Ewald Osers and the chemistry of translation

14-01-2017 02:01 | David Vaughan

When the translator Ewald Osers died five years ago, it marked the end of an era. This year would have been his hundredth birthday, so with a bit of quick mathematics we can work out that he was already a young adult when the Second World War brought...  More


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